Washington Commanders head coach Ron Rivera had hoped that a quarterback change would spark his offense and help his side push for playoff contention.
It did not.
Per PFF's simulation, Washington had a 57% chance of clinching a playoff spot with a Week 17 victory. This loss reduces their chances to just 10% and puts them in desperate need of help from other teams heading into their regular-season finale.
Offensive spotlight: Cooper needed just three catches to put up 105 receiving yards and two scores. He averaged 5.00 yards per route run, and 57 of his yards came after the catch.
Defensive spotlight: Browns safety Grant Delpit was targeted four times in coverage, yet he didn't allow a single catch and came away with two interceptions.
Rookie spotlight: Browns cornerback Martin Emerson continued his promising rookie campaign, forcing two incompletions from three targets on the day. He allowed just a 57.6 passer rating on throws into his coverage.
Offensive line spotlight: The Browns offensive line struggled in this one, giving up a sack, a hit and seven hurries across just 25 snaps on first review.
|Deshaun Watson||21.9||9 / 18||169||9.4||3||0||5||122.5|
|Carson Wentz||9.4||16 / 28||143||5.1||0||3||3||31.4|
|Brian Robinson Jr.||8.7||24||87||3.6||0||14||0|
|Brian Robinson Jr.||8.7||1||0||0||0.0||0||0|